A member of a kidnap gang was shot dead by police detectives in Ondo
State after Grace Faduyile, wife of the traditional ruler of Ikoya in
Okitipupa area of the state, was abducted yesterday afternoon.
The state Police Command spokesman, Femi Joseph, told newsmen:
“Immediately the command received the information about the monarch’s
wife’s abduction, a team of policemen went after the kidnappers in
conjunction with the local hunters.
But the combined team went after them and there was an exchange of fire which led to the death of one of them.
The others escaped with bullet injuries.”
He added that the victim was rescued unhurt, while the policemen and the
hunters were still searching for the fleeing members of the kidnap
Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives, representing
Irele/Okitipupa Federal Constituency, Mr. Mike Omogbehin, has described
the kidnap attempt as an affront on the traditional institution in Ondo
State. Omogbehin, in a statement, condemned the kidnap attempt and
called on the police authorities to provide adequate security for
traditional rulers and citizens across the country.
He noted that the kidnap attempt on Mrs. Faduyile was an abomination in Ikale kingdom.